2012 COMBINED TALLY - KNIT-A-SQUILLION SQUARES & ITEM COUNT - we've broken the 230,000 barrier!

Off they go!Crochet Baby Surprise JacketSquares Dec 2011-10Crochet HatSummer Challenge SquaresMy first hatJanuary JewelsPretty In PinkTeddiesP1030550

Well done everyone!  The figures continue to grow year-on-year. They represent hours of caring, kindness and giving by a 'global family' of yarn workers!  The January Jewel Challenge is already getting the squares & hats flowing!

Below are the totals (so far) for 2011 - once the square lists for Nov & Dec are published I'll continue to update these figures - which are a combination of Forum totals and the Square List (which only lists Squares, Hats, Vests & Sweaters) plus Ravelry keeps it own list.  In fact, more is being sent, but at least the figures below will give a fair idea.

6229  hats

 755   sweaters/jumpers

   19   baby blankets

   68   kascuddles

   15   prs gloves

 254   slipovers/ pullovers

     2   tee shirts

     8   blankets

     3   snood/cowls

  230  soft toys

     5   scarves

   10   slippers baby jackets

 157   prs socks (requested by Rhonda)

   92   plastic needles

   14   slip0in bit and bobs

   31  pairs knitting needles

    6   crochet hooks

    6   games

For info these are the Knit-a-Squillion totals so far - started in July 2011

Squares                  60409

Retirement Villages         1

People                          61

Organisations                 1

Groups                           9

Schools                          3




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That's fabulous Laurie, just fantastic! :D  Thanks so much for spreading the word...I'll go mention your efforts over in the thread about "spreading the word". :)

Absolutely awesome Laurie! This is thrilling to read.  More people all the time reaching out to orphans in love.

Wow! Laurie, this is fantastic. You're a star!

Thanks so much Bev and Jeanne, but you are the stars, you and everyone else here! I am just so happy to have found you and to be a part of this amazing community!

Have taken the recently published December & January Square Lists, stripped out the Forum contributors and added the figures from KasFolk who do not add their items to the Forum tally.  You'll be pleased to see the square total rise substantially to reflect a truer picture of the squares, hats, sweaters & vests being sent to South Africa from around the globe.  Please note the Squillion Count started in July 2011.

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76,357

Retirement villages: 1

People: 61

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1288 Hats & Beanies

375 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

3 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

34 Socks

15 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

66 Vests

My daughter and I learned to crochet for this project, and we are sending 50 squares tomorrow.  Some were felted sweaters, but the majority were crocheted!   FYI for any Canadian participants - we managed to fit 50 squares in a large envelope that will be qualify for a "small packet" rate with Canada Post at just under 2 kg.  Total cost to mail will be about $30, with tax.  This is why we stopped @ 50, for now, but we'll be back!

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76,407

Retirement villages: 1

People: 61

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1288 Hats & Beanies

375 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

3 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

34 Socks

15 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

66 Vests

Congratulations to you and your daughter! What an accomplishement!!

I appreciate the mailing info too, since I'm Canadian! :)

I hear you bricoleuse...I'm taking a "break" from postage right now by working on a slipover, those soft vests. It will take me a while but someone gave me a LOT of Caron Simply Soft yarn in 6 oz skeins, like 6 of them!  So, that eases the whimpering from my wallet, lol, as I work on something that takes more time.  :)

I just packaged up 6 sweaters to send to South Africa!

 

Here are the new totals:

 

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76490

Retirement villages: 1

People: 63

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1288 Hats & Beanies

381 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

3 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

34 Socks

15 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

66 Vests

I've just packaged up 27 squares, a hat and various odds and ends so here are the new totals:

 

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76517

Retirement villages: 1

People: 63

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1289 Hats & Beanies

381 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

1 pr Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

4 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

36 Socks

15 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

66 Vests

Mailed yesterday: 65 squares, 1 hat, 1 vest and 21 pairs of socks 

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76582

Retirement villages: 1

People: 63

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1290 Hats & Beanies

381 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

1 pr Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

4 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

57 Socks

15 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

67 Vests

Maggies Rees in the UK group sent 7 squares, 5 hats and 3 puppets this week:

 

SQUILLION COUNT:

Squares: 76589

Retirement villages: 1

People: 63

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

2 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

4 Books

3 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

2 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

1295 Hats & Beanies

381 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

1 pr Knitting Needles

72 Pencils

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

34 Slip-overs

4 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

57 Socks

18 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

67 Vests

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